With my single month’s worth of BMW Access now ended, it was time to hand the ever reliable and useful X1 back to its handlers. The car performed exceptionally well as a daily driver, allowing me to commute everywhere with ease and haul cargo without any worries. Coming from owning series of cars that are […]Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 30(ish)"
Well, we are halfway through over one month “ownership” of our BMW X1 courtesy of BMW’s Access program and so far, have been using it pretty much every day for pretty much everything, nothing has gone wrong with the car, and I’ve begun to like to quite a bit. The last time I tested the […]Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 16"
For those who’ve been keeping track, yours truly had unexpectedly managed to win a full month’s worth of access to, erm, Access by BMW. A new automotive subscription service by BMW that promises all the joy of having a BMW to drive, without the commitments that come with vehicular ownership. Coming from an owner’s perspective, […]Read more "Accessing Joy: Day 01"
Through the years, I’ve had the good fortune of test driving almost all the latest machines coming out of the fabled Munich manufacturer’s front gates but, there were a few that managed to slip by and the much-celebrated 1M was one of them. Somehow, the opportunities to bring the 1M out for a drive just […]Read more "Dear BMW: Driving the BMW 1M"
I always look forward to driving a Mini. Be it the base model One to the top-tier John Cooper Works, these funky vehicles have never failed to delight through their design or their dynamics. This, of course, translated to an enjoyable weekend spent with the 2019 Cooper S Cabriolet. Mildly revitalised and tweaked for 2018/2019, […]Read more "Never a dull moment: Driving the F57 Mini Cooper S Cabriolet"
It’s quite hard to imagine it today but back in the post-war era of the late 1950s, BMW was in dire straits. Their cars were either outdated, too expensive or simply not making enough money to keep the ailing manufacturer afloat. Even though the Bavarians had some new models on the drawing board, they simply […]Read more "Neue Sensation: 1973 BMW 2002"
The year was 2007. Steve Jobs, alive and well, had just announced one of the most influential products ever created in modern history, the iPhone. An Airbus A380 takes to the skies in the its first ever commercial flight, and the final instalment of the Harry Potter saga was finally released onto the World in […]Read more "Lose the weight! Ottomobile’s 1/18 BMW E36 M3 LTW"